In 2005, it appeared that the Star Wars saga was officially over. Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox released Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which completed the prequels trilogy and tied the story back to the first film in the series. It was done...finished. Period. But then come Disney.
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Whether it bests the biggest grosser of all time — "Avatar," with $2.8 billion worldwide—depends on word of mouth and whether fans love it enough to watch it multiple times through the new year.